Guest post: Best Places to Travel for Wildlife Photographers – by Harry Warre

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If you are passionate about wildlife photography, then hitchhiking can be a fantastic way to experience the most stunning destinations in the world while also snapping amazing photos.

Considering the world is full of amazing locations with stunning wildlife, picking the best destinations isn’t an easy thing to do. To help you out, I’ve picked a selection of the best spots for taking wildlife photos.

Hitch-Hikers Handbook is stuffed full of great advice on what to take when backpacking on a budget but if you are looking for budget-friendly photography equipment, then look for offers on websites such as VoucherBin.

But now, it’s time to be amazed by these amazing places for spotting wildlife.

Camargue, France

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Camargue is a small island in southern France. It’s a beautiful location with rich history of wildlife preservation.

It’s famous for its horses, pink flamingos and bulls. But you’ll also be able to snap photos of countless birds – some on their migrant routes and some as habitants to the island.

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Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

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If you don’t mind the cold, then Churchill is a perfect, chilly location for spotting wildlife. We’re not talking about your average wildlife either, as the place is famous for its polar bears.

As you might know, polar bears’ survival is under immense threat from climate change, and spotting polar bears in the region is becoming increasingly difficult. But you shouldn’t miss the rare opportunity.

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Wupatki National Monument, Arizona, United States

Guest post: Best Places to Travel for Wildlife Photographers - by Harry Warre: wildlife photography 3The US is famous for a number of stunning locations like the Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon, and Wupatki is another great place for backpackers.

The Bonito Campground at Sunset Crater Volcano offers great camping facilities and you can spot a stunning number of birds and mammals in the park. Its quirky looking desert lizards are perfect subjects for photos.

Ujung Kulon National Park, Banten, Indonesia

Guest post: Best Places to Travel for Wildlife Photographers - by Harry Warre: wildlife photography 4If you are backpacking in Asia, you should definitely head down to the Ujung Kulon National Park in Indonesia. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and perfect for wildlife photos.

The volcanic landscapes offer the perfect backdrop for finding some of the world’s most endangered animals. Ujung Kulon is home to the critically endangered Javan rhinoceros.

Furthermore, you can find Rusa deers, Javan leopards and over 200 different species of birds!

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Guest post: Best Places to Travel for Wildlife Photographers - by Harry Warre: wildlife photography 5Wildlife photographers shouldn’t forget the African continent, as it is the go-to destination for amazing photos. The Okavango Delta in Botswana is among the best for backpackers.

You can take photos of African bush elephants, hippos, and even the endangered African wild dog, found in the Okavango Delta. If you have the gear to snap underwater photos, then you can find around 70 different species of fish in the rivers and lakes.

The above destinations are perfect for backpacking trips for photographing wildlife. I am sure there are many more breath-taking photo opportunities out there and I would love to hear if you know a great destination with stunning wildlife!

If you need budget-friendly camping equipment or new photography equipment, head down to the VoucherBin website for offers.

For more information on backpacking, check out the guides on Hitch-Hikers Handbook.

written by: Harry Warre

Harry is a photography enthusiast and travel junkie who has visited 65 different countries across 5 continents.

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